On Monday 5th June we held the final Round Table meeting for the sem@schools project.
School Energy Management at Schools is a sustainable energy project for secondary schools. The project aims to develop student knowledge and skills in relation to energy efficiency and renewable energy whilst supporting students in developing an increased awareness of the employment opportunities available within the ‘green economy’ – see http://www.severnwye.org.uk/our-work/live-activities/profile/project/show/SWAProjects/sustainable-energy-management-at-schools.html .
The project is co-funded through the European Union’s Erasmus + programme and involves 9 partner organisations from 7 European countries.
The meeting was attended by the participating schools, those supporting STEM / science education and local organisations that will host the students on work placements this summer.
Severn Wye Energy Agency presented a curriculum package that schools can use to continue to implement some of the project activities post project completion. This was very well received and schools plan to start using these resources from September onwards.
Final plans were also made for the work placements that students will take part in during July. These will provide opportunities for them to apply their learning in a work context whilst finding out what it is like to work for a company related to the ‘green economy’.
Mark Stead, Project Manager at Severn Wye said “It has been a real pleasure working with the students, teachers and businesses on this project. I think the students have gained a great deal from taking part and I look forward to visiting them on their work placements to see how they are able to apply the knowledge and skills they have gained”.